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The Face of Venus: The Magellan Radar-Mapping Mission

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The Face of Venus: The Magellan Radar-Mapping Mission


Publication date 1995-06-01
Collection nasa_techdocs
Contributor NASA
Language English
In the succession of distinguished visitors from Earth to Venus, the Magellan spacecraft has been the most recent. The visitors through the years have consisted of an armada of spacecraft- flybys, orbiters, and landers. Each spacecraft, along with the solitary radar-gazers stationed on Earth, managed to pierce a small hole in the veil of mystery that has surrounded Venus since the discovery of the telescope. Magellan, having imaged almost all of Venus' face, rent the planet's veil to pieces. Many questions about Venus still remain- for instance, why has a planet so similar to Earth followed an evolutionary path so different And why do conditions on the surface of VEnus more closely resemble those in Hades than Olympus Nevertheless, Magellan has provided definitive answers to some of the queries that have motivated the planetary exploration of the last thirty years. These queries address the basic character of venusian geology and offer an assessment of Venus' place within the solar system.

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